As with all technology, the quality of hair transplants has much improved and cost has been coming down.
Indeed, the future for people suffering from hair loss looks bright.
Hair transplants have long ago gone mainstream, and the fierce competition in this business today has also driven costs down significantly.
The price you will pay today for a hair transplant all depends on the number of grafts you require.
A graft is a unit of tissue that contains either 1, 2, 3 or 4 follicles. The grafts are produced by dissecting a strip of tissue that is excavated from the back of your head, where DHT-resistant hair follicles grow.
In the past, it wasn’t uncommon to pay $15 for just one graft. Today, this cost has come down to $3-$8 per graft. The average is about $5 or $6. The price of grafts also come down with bigger hair transplants.
Since you are likely to need a few hundred grafts, you can imagine that it pays off to look around before you decide to buy.
The number of grafts you will need is determined by the size of the area you want covered and the desired density of the hair.
A small area, such as a hairline that is receding at the temples, can be restored with very acceptable density with as little as 500-750 grafts.
Bigger hair transplants can get up to 3000 grafts per surgery session. This amount of grafts can cover a rather large area. But it is still wise to not spread the grafts over too big an area, since this will be at the cost of density and can yield unnatural results.
The larger your bald area, the more grafts you will require. It is advised to think well about which area you would like to have restored. You must always keep in mind the fact that:
- it is possible to lose more hair in the future
- there is a limit to the amount of follicles that can be harvested from the back of your head
Keeping these two factors in mind when considering hair restoration surgery, is very important.
In most cases, you can have a moderately sized bald area restored with very nice density for as little as $5000,0.
The results are usually natural and last you a lifetime.
The cost of, say, a hairpiece far exceeds the cost of hair transplants in the long run.